Tuesday, November 9, 2010



     Last week I presented a woman of determination, Victoria Kageni, in my newsletter.   She is committed to creating a program that will be significant in the lives of others.  I watched her take her first step in realizing the goal and I began to see how things were falling into place for her in the past few weeks.

     Starting somewhere doesn’t promise a smooth ride, but it does put into play a host of right actions and reactions, resources, serendipitous events and a path that leads to where one wants to go.  It starts with commitment to realize the goal, followed by action.

     Having determination, commitment and action starts the ball rolling and even when one does not know the way, a way is made.  William Hutchinson Murray said, in a quote of which all, and not part, is usually attributed to Goethe, “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it (Goethe).  Begin it now.” ~ W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition.

For Newsletter story, “One Woman’s Journey” about Victoria Kageni:

©  Dr. Drayton-Craig, 2010

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